TLM Naini Hospital

Uttar Pradesh

TLM Naini Hospital


TLM Naini Hospital was established in the year 1876.

Dr Sam Higginbotham, the American Presbyterian missionary and founder of Allahabad Agricultural Institute, started Naini Leper Asylum in 1876 to take care of leprosy patients. It was a part of Agriculture Institute and Blind Home at that time. This institution served as a home for the leprosy patients who were abandoned by their families and communities for the first few decades of its existence. In 1906, the Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) took over the institution. It is one of the largest hospitals serving people affected by leprosy in India.

The facilities provided by the hospital include out-patient and in-patient services, operating theatre, laboratory service, ECG service, X-ray service, counselling, physiotherapy, pharmacy, MCR protective footwear and artificial limbs.


The hospital offers healthcare services and treatments for the following medical specialties:

  • Leprosy Treatment and Management
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Counselling Therapy
  • Dentistry


Outpatient Care

  • 113,978 OPD consultations provided, with 15% for leprosy.

Inpatient Care

The hospital has a 150-bedded (130 for leprosy and 20 for general) inpatient wing and provides best inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing care and latest equipment.

  • 2,263 patients admitted, of which 95% were leprosy patients.
  • 51,177 bed days utilised, of which 99% were for leprosy.


  • 1,079 rehabilitation surgeries done.
  • 135 eye surgeries, including 133 cataract surgeries done.
  • 323 general surgeries done.

Support Services (Lab Tests; X-ray, ECG, Counselling)

  • 52,911 lab tests, including 5,070 skin smear examinations and 47,841 other tests done.
  • 1,535 X-ray imaging and 829 ECG done.
  • 10,095 patients counselled.

Prevention of impairment and disability (POID) in leprosy

The hospital provides patient education, physiotherapy, pre-fabricated splints, MCR protective footwear, etc, to leprosy patients to prevent impairment and disability.

  • 922 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
  • 587 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management and 680 ulcer debridement procedures done.
  • 1,545 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients.

Community Outreach

The hospital has a community outreach programme in schools and tribal villages. This is done through networking with the government and other NGOs. The hospital supports people affected by leprosy and members of marginalised communities and tribals in accessing government social welfare schemes for education, economic development, healthcare, housing, insurance, livelihood pension, etc.

A total of 137 patients were seen through hospital outreach activities.

Contact Details

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Superintendent
TLM Community Hospital
P. O. Naini
Allahabad district
Uttar Pradesh – 211 008


Phone: +91 532 2697267/2697494

How to Get There

By Air: The nearest airport is Allahabad airport, 12 km from the hospital.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Naini railway station, 2 km from the hospital.